2018 Health Professions Week kicks off on Monday 11/5 — Register for the free week-long virtual event!


The 2018 Health Professions Week  is just around the corner, and registration remains open for prospective health professions students! We’ve got 5 days of exciting activities lined up for attendees to explore 20 health professions. The event kicks off on Monday, November 5 with keynote addresses by two dynamic speakers sure to inspire interested students as they continue on their path to a health care career.

At 2:00 p.m. ET, Mr. LeDerick Horne will provide strategies for increasing the academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy skills of students with and without disabilities. At 5:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Christine Grant will provide current and aspiring health professionals with a hands-on set of tools that will help them identify outside their “academic career box” goals and connect with their own set of personal mentors.

As the week continues, students will have the opportunity to take part in events including a health care advocacy panel, Twitter chats, live virtual fairs with professionals and students from each health care field, and discussions on how to manage the financials of health care education. All registered students will also be eligible for a chance to win one of the many prizes #HPW2018 is giving away throughout the week, including a $5,000 scholarship from SallieMae!

Register for this week-long virtual event here! Connect with us on social media @HealthProfWeek for even more news and activities leading up to and during the event.


Have you done undergrad research here at IUB? An Arizona State professor would like your help with research survey

A message from Professor Sara Brownell at Arizona State University:

If you are a Biology, Molecular Life Science, Animal Behavior, or Microbiology major at IUB who has participated in undergraduate research, we need your help!

We are requesting your assistance to improve undergraduate research experiences across the United States! We are interested in students’ positive and negative experiences in undergraduate research.

We would like you to complete a short ~10-minute survey about your experience in undergraduate research. Your input will be completely confidential and used only for educational research; your responses in this study will not have any effect on your research experience and no one from your lab will ever see your answers or opinions. As a token of our thanks, you will be entered to win one of four $50 gift cards from your choice of Starbucks, Chipotle, Amazon, or Target.

If you are interested in participating, click the following link to fill out our short survey:


At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to indicate whether you are interested in participating in an online follow up interview to further discuss your experiences in undergraduate research in exchange for a $15 gift card from your choice of Starbucks, Chipotle, Amazon, or Target.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Brownell at sara.brownell@asu.edu.

Thank you!

PACE Free Speech Friday: Should Jordan Hall be renamed? — 10/26/18 @ 12pm — FREE PIZZA!

PACE presents Free Speech Fridays

PACE presents Free Speech Fridays

Next Topic:

Should Jordan Hall Be Renamed?

Friday, Oct. 26, 12 to 1:00 p.m.
Woodburn Hall 111


NO: “David Starr Jordan was 7th president of IU, founding president of Stanford U., and a world-famous zoologist.”

YES: “David Starr Jordan promoted eugenics (selec­tive human breeding) and racist ideas.”

Come share your perspective on this topic and whatever else compels you to speak:

  • All views welcome
  • Moderated civil discussion
  • Strict 3-min. time limit per speaker
  • Open to students, faculty, and community members
  • Respect rights of all speakers to speak without interruption

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Full-time TEMPORARY job working at Purdue February to May 2019

Job Title: Deer Research Technician
Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana/Duty Station as Assigned
Job Category: Full-Time Temporary
Salary: $11/hour
Duration: Mid-February 2019 – May 2019
Last Date to Apply: 02 November 2018
Description: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking up to two technicians to assist with the Integrated Deer Management Project. Successful applicants will work with Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate students to study deer populations, habitat condition, and human attitudes toward deer in Indiana. Study results will inform deer management in Indiana. Technician duties include, but are not limited to, remote camera deployment and retrieval, processing of remote camera photos, conducting deer browse and fecal pellet transects, construction of deer exclosures, creation of stump sprouts, and planting of oak seedlings. Field work will occur across Indiana starting in mid-February and continue into May.

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Themester Talk: “Social By Nature: An Evening with National Geographic Photographer Ronan Donovan” – Oct 22 at 7pm in Alumni Hall

National Geographic Live! is coming to Bloomington with keynote speaker Ronan Donovan. A biologist turned photographer, Donovan talks about the similarities between humans and other social mammals, and what we can learn from them. As a biologist he documented wild chimpanzees in Uganda, and as a photographer he followed the life of Yellowstone’s gray wolf and the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. His talk is accompanied by his beautiful and striking photographs.

Field Coordinator Job at Purdue University – apply by Nov. 2

Job Title:  Field Coordinator

Organization:  Purdue University

Job:  Full-time Temporary

Start Date:  January 2019

End Date:  June 2019 (estimated)

Application Deadline: 2 November 2018 or until filled

Compensation:  $14/hour


We seek a dedicated individual to assist with research projects focused on the use of cover crops by wildlife in agricultural ecosystems in Indiana.  Projects will investigate raptor use of cover-cropped fields and vole population dynamics and crop damage.  The successful applicant will be responsible for coordination and conduct of fieldwork, supervision of undergraduate students and, cultivation of close working relationships with the graduate students and faculty PI.  Successful applicant must be comfortable working alone in the field and in harsh weather conditions.

The position will focus on raptors in winter and early spring, and voles in spring and early summer.  However, as aspects of these projects rely on the weather and timing of spring planting, flexibility is required.  Some weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required. All sampling will occur in private farm fields, so the position requires excellent communication skills, a willingness to engage with farmers, and respect for property and landowners.  Attention to detail when collecting data is a must.


  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology or a related natural resources field
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow a detailed protocol
  • Ability to carry up to 50 lbs across uneven ground
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude



  • Previous field research experience, preferably in row-crop agroecosystems
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Prior experience identifying Midwestern small mammals and birds, especially raptors
  • Prior experience with survey techniques, including small mammal trapping and handling, browse transects, trail cameras, and bird surveys
  • Prior experience working with ERDAS Imagine and/or ArcMap software


To apply, please send a current resume, 1-page cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Megan Zagorski (mzagorsk@purdue.edu) with the subject line “Purdue Cover Crops Project”.  Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 2, 2018, and continue until a suitable applicant is found.